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Juniper - Blue Pacific / Size 1
Blue Pacific Juniper

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Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: JUNPAC1

Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'

Overall Description

Low trailing habit and ocean blue-green foliage color that keeps good color year round. Ground cover type juniper used in foundation plantings, around tall shrubs and trees - looks especially lovely draped over retaining walls & crawling over raised beds, etc. With maturity, it provides a very effective, solid "carpet" of wonderful blue / green groundcover. Very hardy, and a very, very popular choice in landscapes across the country - might very well be the most widely used juniper for groundcover applications.

Typical spacing for good, solid groundcover will be between 2 1/2 - 3 feet, but will vary slightly due to exact planting location, and area of the country. Spacing closer than 2 1/2 feet is generally NOT recommended, and will usually result in overcrowding issues as the plants mature.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 10 - 12 inches

--Mature Width : 5 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to light shade - adapts to a wide range of conditions. Growth rate will be slightly slower in shadier spots.

--Soil Preference :
Will adapt to virtually any soil that has adequate drainage - does not like wet, swampy conditions. Has also shown to adapt well to rocky soils & banks.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - very attractive blue / green foliage is very needle like, but rather soft for a needle like variety........surprisingly soft to the touch. Color is absolutely wonderful, and very consistent year round - little, if any, winter discoloration at all!!

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Cones - 1/2" to 3/4" in size, and start out as a bluish white color, eventually ripening to a mahogany brown. Cones contain wingless seeds.

--Diseases / Insects :
Bagworms, spider mites, and canker ( Seiridium spp. ) are the most common problems seen with this variety.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for typical groundcover plantings

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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